Pedro Gagliardi is currently enrolled in the Master of International Affairs at the Columbia University concentrating in Economic and Political Development. He was born in São Paulo and had a bachelor`s degree in International Relations at PUC-SP. His professional experiences were mainly focus on the private sector. He has worked for the investment bank Itaú BBA, FIESP and ultimately in the broker insurance company Marsh LLC. Pedro`s main goal with this master is to learn ways to promote economic development in Latin America. He believes that with this opportunity, he will be able to contribute and understand several challenges and possibilities to stimulate economic impact for a developing country, specially in Brazil.